Degrees and Certifications:
Degree in Political Science with a minor in philosophy, policy, and economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Go Heels!!
Ms. Aleczina Holmes
"Every story we hear comes from a certain point of view and we always need to remember who is speaking, why they are speaking, and especially which voices go unheard- and why."
Parents, Guardians, and Students:
I would first like to start off by saying I am extremely excited to have your child in my American History class this year. I am very passionate about history because I am a firm believer in the concept of knowing where you come from in order to determine where you are going. I am a James Kenan graduate, so getting the opportunity to return and teach here has been my greatest accomplishment thus far.
After graduating from James Kenan I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where I studied Political Science and minored in Policy, Philosophy, and Economics. College, for me, was where my passion for history grew. I learned of events and historical figures that were not discussed in grade school. That alone frustrated me to know how sanitized history lessons were and I wanted to do something about it.
This year I hope to bring to my class those stories that are rarely told. I hope to expand your child’s knowledge of America’s history and start to draw connections to its present relevance. Not only do I hope to build on foundational knowledge, I hope to develop critical thinking skills that can be useful in whatever one decides to pursue.
I can not express to you how excited I am to get the year started. As the saying goes, It truly does take a village. I want you as well as your child to know I am here to get them to where they want to be and I will do whatever it takes. Support is so important to a child’s developmental growth, so with your help this year will be one filled with learning and success. I welcome you and your child once again to American History because we are in this together. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns because I truly do value your input.
Ms. Aleczina Holmes
James Kenan High School
American History 1 and 2